This may sound alarming but many standard crib mattresses are treated with harmful chemicals. These substances can result in allergic reactions, skin and respiratory problems, as well as other complications.
As parents, we don’t want absolutely any harm to come to our children, which is why I’m going give you information about organic crib mattresses, which have many advantages over traditional mattresses.
Personally, I think it’s important to choose the best organic crib mattress you can afford.
Organic Wool Used in Mattresses
Nowadays you’ll be able to find organic wool that’s:
- Naturally fire-resistant
- Free of synthetic chemicals
- More breathable
- Able to maintain comfortable body temperature
- Resilient and mildew resistant
If you decide on a non-organic mattress, just make sure you are aware of what’s inside it. If your baby likes to sleep on its stomach with the head facing the mattress, he or she may breathe in harmful substances. To avoid this, make sure your baby sleeps on its back. However, if you find your child always flips back onto their stomach you might want to reconsider switching to an organic mattress.
Factors that Made Me Go Organic
- No Polyurethane foam. This gives off toluene, an industrial solvent.
- No presence of fire retardants like PBDE’s, that can potentially affect your child’s behavior and learning ability.
To see which organic mattresses I personally recommend and why I do, check out the Organic Crib Mattress Reviews section. The organic latex crib mattress is another great option and if you’re curious about the organic cotton crib mattress, I also have an article on it.
What to Check For Once You Go Organic
- The coils haven’t been treated with oils or chemicals.
- The organic padding is quilted to avoid slippage.
- The border wire is strong enough to prevent sagging on the sides. This also helps keep your sheets wrinkle-free.
- The purest materials are used: 100% natural cotton, wool or rubber.
I ‘m certain I made a wise investment as soon as I bought an organic crib mattress, and after a little more research I decided on an organic baby blanket to go with it. The baby blanket section will tell you more about them and their types.
Organic Mattress Pads and Useful Additions
An organic crib mattress pad was an important addition to my purchase as it was great for really absorbing liquids from spills and accidents.
It can be used on top of a traditional crib mattress. Though not as good as going completely organic, it’s better than sticking to just the conventional baby mattress itself. Plus, it’s a good alternative if budget is an issue.
Organic crib sheets are items that should be included with the organic crib mattress. These sheets are the first thing to touch your baby’s skin, so we want them to be as safe and comfortable as possible. This is why I invested in organic baby blankets.
You’ll need an organic mini crib mattress if you decide to buy a mini portable crib. You can also check the article on Crib Mattress Reviews for a list of the top 3 Mini Crib Mattresses. It’s always best to go organic all the way.
Hopefully this information will have helped you choose the ideal organic mattress for your angel, and if there’s something you’d like to share, by all means share! We can all learn from each other’s experiences.
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